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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is George running to when we first see him in the second act?
(a) The baseball diamond.
(b) Emily's house.
(c) School.
(d) The farm.

2. Where does Mrs. Gibbs die?
(a) Out west while visiting her daughter.
(b) At a town party.
(c) On the train while traveling.
(d) At home in her bed.

3. What does the stage manager tell the audience when he first appears in the third scene?
(a) The Webb family is fighting.
(b) The town is going to bed.
(c) Someone is about to die.
(d) There is deep unrest in the city even if it looks peaceful.

4. What does Mrs. Webb do when she first enters the stage in the second act?
(a) Tends her garden.
(b) Feeds her chickens.
(c) Kisses her husband.
(d) Makes breakfast.

5. What does Dr. Gibbs give George when he has finished talking to him after school?
(a) A handkerchief.
(b) A rake.
(c) A dollar.
(d) A hug.

6. What does Mr. Webb talk to George about when Mrs. Webb runs out of her kitchen?
(a) Farming.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Baseball.
(d) The war.

7. At the beginning of the play, what does Mrs. Gibbs do when she first comes out of her house?
(a) Feeds her chickens.
(b) Checks her mailbox.
(c) Hangs some laundry.
(d) Strings some beans.

8. What is so surprising to Rebecca about the mailman?
(a) He delivered a letter with an extensive address to her friend.
(b) He never fails to deliver the mail.
(c) He is handsome.
(d) He loves his job.

9. What does Mrs. Gibbs ask her husband to talk to George about at the beginning of the play?
(a) Getting poor grades in school.
(b) Not doing his share of chores.
(c) Being disrespectful to his mother.
(d) Not eating his dinner.

10. What does Mrs. Gibbs do when she first enters the stage in the second act?
(a) Tends her garden.
(b) Kisses her husband.
(c) Feeds her chickens.
(d) Makes breakfast.

11. What does Mr. Gibbs tease his wife about when he first appears on stage in the second act?
(a) Putting on a wedding.
(b) Losing a child.
(c) Crying.
(d) Gaining weight.

12. At the beginning of the play, what is Mrs. Gibbs doing just as her husband comes home?
(a) Sewing a quilt.
(b) Getting ready for a party.
(c) Making dinner.
(d) Calling her children to breakfast.

13. What does Mr. Webb do for the person he sees on his way home from work on the first day of the play?
(a) Stops to listen to him.
(b) Sends him home.
(c) Hurries along home.
(d) Comforts him.

14. Where does Mrs. Webb run when George comes to her house?
(a) To get him some food.
(b) To retrieve the present she has for him.
(c) To get dressed.
(d) To keep Emily in her room.

15. What is Mr. Webb's profession?
(a) Milkman.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Barber.
(d) Newspaper editor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the stage manager plan to put into the time capsule?

2. What does Mrs. Gibbs worry will happen to George?

3. Who gives the introduction to the play?

4. What does Emily assure her father she does not have on her mind before he goes to bed?

5. What does Mr. Webb say a groom should never do?

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